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of the virginia, almost mouth of the bay. almost parallel to that. just a bean, as we'd like to call it. and you see the cloud shield, extending over central maryland. but the rain up and down the 95 corridor. this is the big picture. now down to first warning live doppler radar. look how the squeeze is being put on the western edge of the rain. we're not seeing much of it here. most of it not making it to the ground. some of the brighter colors down around ocean city. and that's what you're seeing with adam's picture. as far as this hurricane, holding on barely to category 1 status. weakening as it moves on out. 86 miles per hour. sustained winds, 74 is where you begin category 1. it weakening, moving to the northeast at 21 miles per hour. and as for the winds, the strongest winds down in ocean city. everyone else, just calm winds. 21-mile-per-hour winds down the shore, sustained. and 37-mile-per-hour gusts. everyone else seeing very light wind as we move into this early afternoon. as for the morning, we're going to send it over to marty and talk about how this thing has been progressing. and m
-- >> not at this point. >> reporter: states of emergency have been declared in north carolina, virginia, maryland, and massachusetts. strong waves from earl are ripping into beaches all along the east coast. in delaware, life guards rescued two children from rip current. >> couldn't breathe for a few seconds, and i got really scar scared. >> reporter: even if the worst of earl stays far from land, the storm could do $1billion to $2 billion in damage from north carolina to maine, and emergency workers still are not convinced the storm is staying away. >> the smallest predicted hurricane can become the most major and the most destructive, so you really don't know. none of us know what's going to happen until tomorrow. >> reporter: emergency officials here, as well as local business owners, are hoping by tomorrow, they're reopening for business for a long labor day weekend rather than cleaning up. erica. >> kelly cobiella,icle ethanks. earl may actually lose some of its punch by the time it reaches the northeast tomorrow, but it is still the strongest hurricane to threaten the coast of new york and
to the tip of virginia there. 1- to 3-foot higher than average tide could be possible, just until 6:00 a.m. tomorrow morning. that is when the advisory will be lifted. we'll talk about more of this in your complete updated five- day forecast coming up in a few moments. back inside. >> first warning weather coverage continues with adam may, live in ocean city, with big precautions already in effect there. adam? >> reporter: certainly, a lot of precautions now, denise. a lot of the businesses have packed up their outdoor belongings. also, at 1:00 this afternoon, the beach patrol ordered all swimmers out of the water. but if you look back here right now, you might see there are still people in the water. those are surfers. the beach patrol says it is safe for surfers right now. and here's why. >> that's what we wait for. >> this morning, it was a little overhead. and kind of dumpy over here. so kind of waiting for the tide to fill in. and we're trying it again now. >> it's fast. >> experienced watermen. they use the rip currents to help them get out through the waves. >> usually with hurric
they remain in effect for the entire del marva, the delaware beaches, maryland and virginia beaches right on down the line. and they will be lifted here eventually, after it's noted that the impact of earl is starting to farther to the north and northeast. we're still seeing 12-mile-per- hour winds. they're some of the heaviest in the state. 13-mile-per-hour winds around pax river. but now, the heaviest winds are kind of flanked by ocean city. and 21 did 25 in cumberland for two different reasons. down on the shore, direct impact because of earl moving away. but coming in from the west, well, that's the high pressure trying to build in. the same front that is pushing earl up to the northeast. and the high pressure behind it, creating the pressure between those two systems. and the higher winds are out to the west as a result. we will continue to keep you posted. for now, back inside. >> thank you very much, tim and bob. >>> first warning weather coverage continues now with adam may, live in ocean city, where earl is causing minor problems there. adam? >> reporter: well, very minor. and no
, this was just put on. it is a coastal flood statement that is in effect for the maryland and virginia beaches. delaware beaches, not even a part of this. at this point. but it is for the heavy swells, the very strong current. and the rip tides that we have been talking about. as earl makes his exit up to the northeast and across nova scotia and into canada. we're looking at a front that has generated thoarnlts. that -- thunderstorms. that front is going to wipe away this humidity out here. we're going to see temperatures noticeably lower, along with dew points. it's going to be a delightful weekend ahead. bob will have the updated forecast just ahead. >>> hurricane earl is now headed for eastern massachusetts. residents have been asking to leave low-lying areas as the storm takes aim. randall pinkston has the preparations on cape cod. >> reporter: cape cod residents are making final preparations to ride out the storm. as the weakened earl churns toward eastern massachusetts. cory meters and his -- metters and his father spent the day boarding up the shop. >> living in new england, the weather
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